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Any suggestions on what i should prefer out of ensuite village, ensuite campus & standard ziggurat?
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Any suggestions on what i should prefer out of ensuite village, ensuite campus & standard ziggurat?
Ensuite campus for sure.
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I'd say for convenience and privacy, yes the en-suite accommodation is worth it - it is also the most modern accommodation on premises.

I stayed on campus but had a very quiet flat, others on campus had really social flats, same with those who stayed in the village - it really just boils down to the people you are housed with.

The village is across the road from the entrance to campus, maybe a 10/15 minute walk from the centre of campus/the LCR, most socialising at UEA initially revolves around campus and LCR nights so it's not a far walk home, and if you go into town you can get the same bus back as any friends you have on campus
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If you go for the Village you can get away with parking a car outside you flat for most of the year. I picked up 2 parking tickets nearly 2 years ago and never paid. Have not heard anything since.

Accommodation on campus is nicer if you don't have a car though.
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If you go for the Village you can get away with parking a car outside you flat for most of the year. I picked up 2 parking tickets nearly 2 years ago and never paid. Have not heard anything since.

Accommodation on campus is nicer if you don't have a car though.
I've been looking at parking - it might be that the job I have (related to my course) is about 1hr30mins away by bus and involves me walking through a wood so not safe for night time. I didn't know whether the Uni would accept that as an 'extenuating circumstance' to give me a parking permit.

Do many people risk it by parking in the village? That's my top choice for accommodation. What other options are there if you need a car?
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I've been looking at parking - it might be that the job I have (related to my course) is about 1hr30mins away by bus and involves me walking through a wood so not safe for night time. I didn't know whether the Uni would accept that as an 'extenuating circumstance' to give me a parking permit.

Do many people risk it by parking in the village? That's my top choice for accommodation. What other options are there if you need a car?
Not many people risk it and getting a permit is difficult. I don't believe the reasons you have given would be enough. I know people who are a registered carer for a family member and they wouldn't give them one on the grounds that they knew their responsibilities before applying to university.

You can always park on Wilberforce road which is really close to UEA and it's opposite the village. Cars are normally safe there, but if you have something new and expensive I wouldn't risk it and would risk parking in the village.

Hope this helps.
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Not many people risk it and getting a permit is difficult. I don't believe the reasons you have given would be enough. I know people who are a registered carer for a family member and they wouldn't give them one on the grounds that they knew their responsibilities before applying to university.

You can always park on Wilberforce road which is really close to UEA and it's opposite the village. Cars are normally safe there, but if you have something new and expensive I wouldn't risk it and would risk parking in the village.

Hope this helps.
Wow that really does seem harsh...

Yeah that does help, thank you
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(Original post by Emmalambshank)
I've been looking at parking - it might be that the job I have (related to my course) is about 1hr30mins away by bus and involves me walking through a wood so not safe for night time. I didn't know whether the Uni would accept that as an 'extenuating circumstance' to give me a parking permit.

Do many people risk it by parking in the village? That's my top choice for accommodation. What other options are there if you need a car?
I agree with CityLife that they won't take it into account - there are plenty of nurses, physios e.c.t living in uni accommodation who have to commute to placements for their course and they aren't allowed cars on campus. The only circumstance they take into account is if you are disabled and physically can't use public transport easily, its partly because UEA want to be a green uni and partly because its a small campus with limited parking.
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I've applied for an MPharm for 2014-does that mean I'm part of the Health Undergraduate application, or shall I apply for a normal undergraduate application? I think Pharmacy is just classified as a Science, but just double checking!

I also want to put the student village as my accommodation choice, I didn't view it when I visited UEA but the price and description seems to suit me. Has anyone actually seen the village? What was it like?

What have you guys put as your back up accommodation choice? I haven't even thought of it yet I'm certain I want an en-suite, though!
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I've applied for an MPharm for 2014-does that mean I'm part of the Health Undergraduate application, or shall I apply for a normal undergraduate application? I think Pharmacy is just classified as a Science, but just double checking!

I also want to put the student village as my accommodation choice, I didn't view it when I visited UEA but the price and description seems to suit me. Has anyone actually seen the village? What was it like?

What have you guys put as your back up accommodation choice? I haven't even thought of it yet I'm certain I want an en-suite, though!
Pharmacy is definitely not part of Health.
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(Original post by EllieRosePace)
I've applied for an MPharm for 2014-does that mean I'm part of the Health Undergraduate application, or shall I apply for a normal undergraduate application? I think Pharmacy is just classified as a Science, but just double checking!

I also want to put the student village as my accommodation choice, I didn't view it when I visited UEA but the price and description seems to suit me. Has anyone actually seen the village? What was it like?

What have you guys put as your back up accommodation choice? I haven't even thought of it yet I'm certain I want an en-suite, though!
The village rooms are of a similar size to the ensuite campus, with a similar amount of storage, but the bathrooms are much smaller (they are a pod rather than a full size ensuite). I chose the village (a few years ago) as I really liked the feel, and it was a bit cheaper than ensuite campus.

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Can you change your accommadation application after submitting it? Put campus en suite (1st choice) because I got told that it was the best for the price. But after reading here it is not as sociable as others :/
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Can you change your accommadation application after submitting it? Put campus en suite because I got told that it was the best for the price. But after reading hear it is not as sociable as others :/
You can- just email the accommodation people with the subject of 'change of accommodation application' and the amended order- they're really quick with it. I did it last year and I got my top choice of the amended application
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You can- just email the accommodation people with the subject of 'change of accommodation application' and the amended order- they're really quick with it. I did it last year and I got my top choice of the amended application
Okay thanks! Do you think it's worth switching up to Ziggurats?
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Okay thanks! Do you think it's worth switching up to Ziggurats?
I was actually in the ziggurats (after switching from ensuite campus) I personally loved it- it's literally in the heart of campus so nothing is more than a few minutes away at most, flats are big but it means there's enough variety of people to meet. There is never a queue for the bathroom due to timetabling of the number of people and it is generally very sociable. I would definitely recommend it
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Hello has anyone received accomodation from UEA? Does anyone know when they will send out the placements for the accomodation ?
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Hello has anyone received accomodation from UEA? Does anyone know when they will send out the placements for the accomodation ?
End of August if your offer is conditional, end of July/early August if its unconditional
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This is a dumb question I guess, but please tell me twin rooms have two internet connection points??? Like you dont have to share your computer time with anyone, right ? :eek:

I also heard that sometimes you end up alone in a twin room.
If I put twin room as my 1st choice and then i get allocated to one but i dont get a roommate, will I have to pay more? Or if I get a roommate and my roommate gets a single room midterm or whatever, will I have to start paying more?
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This is a dumb question I guess, but please tell me twin rooms have two internet connection points??? Like you dont have to share your computer time with anyone, right ? :eek:

I also heard that sometimes you end up alone in a twin room.
If I put twin room as my 1st choice and then i get allocated to one but i dont get a roommate, will I have to pay more? Or if I get a roommate and my roommate gets a single room midterm or whatever, will I have to start paying more?

Hello,

UEA is currently updating the accommodation to wireless internet so there’s no need to worry about the number of connection points in a room.

In regards to room costs, as far as I know, if you have been allocated a room then you would only be expected to pay the set amount that was stated in your original contract. So in the case of you being in a twin room, you would pay the same price all year regardless of whether you were on your own or had a roommate.

Hope that helps

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Hello,

I've accepted my offer and selected accommodation and am wondering if there's any way I can change my preferences? My budget's turned out slightly different than I thought it would when I applied for my accommodation so I'm looking to change it.
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